Budapest, 1937.

Zsuzsa Keresztes ceramist, sculptor, rag-collage maker

She got acquainted with several branches of art at the art school established and guided by the famous Hungarian painter Ödön Márffy, known for his bright colours scheme.
After her studies she qualified in various professions: as an inlayer, ceramist, industrial designer, and also in advertising and sales promotion.

As a ceramist she was commissioned mainly with investment projects her wallceramics can be seen at the Hungarian Parliament, Budapest Technical University, Óbuda Synagouge, etc., while many of her figural works have been sold to European countries, like Germany and the Netherlands.

She made building models in an architectural studio, and then for 14 years she worked in the stage design workshops of the Hungarian Television and for various Hungarian theatres. Her activities ranged over making sculptures, ornaments and sceneries, but also costumes and masks. For her activity she won the prestigious Hungarian "Nivo" Award three times.

From 1992 she took interest in new art techniques. Searching for new modes of expression she tried her hands at etched engraving and cerigraphy, but never abandoned drawing as a base.

Since 1996 she have been focusing her attention to the art of rag-collage, using textile bits and pieces.
In 1997 her rag-college work entitled "Hommage to the Water" was awarded in a national competition in Hungary.

She is a member in various art organizations, such as "Society of Fine and Applied Arts", "Arts and Friends Association", "Barka Art Saloon".

Dozens of her ceramic works are permanantly exhibited in various public institutions in Hungary, likewise her rag-collage pieces can be found in art collectors in Hungary and abroad (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Arisona, Colorado, California in the United States of America.)

Zsuzsa Keresztes

Kökörcsin u. 9.
Mobil: 30/377-9586
Telefon: 1/466-6456

Fotó és összeállítás: Rühl Gizella képfeldolgozás: Hollendus János